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Statistical literacy in subjects other than mathematics: an exploratory case-study with pre-service science teachers. (English)
Adams, G. (ed.), Proceedings of the British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics (BSRLM). Vol. 34, No. 2. Proceedings of the day conference, University of Southampton, UK, June 14, 2014. London: British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics (BSRLM). 43-48 (2014).
Summary: This article describes part of a PhD study exploring how statistical literacy knowledge and skills may be transferred from mathematics to other domains, investigating the skills and dispositions of pre-service teachers. I report on an observational case-study of science student teachers on a postgraduate Initial Teacher Education (ITE) course, delivering a model lesson involving statistics to their peers. I discuss my initial investigation with reference to recent international research in the field, finding that the participants have a wide range of statistical knowledge and experience leading to mixed views and dispositions towards the application of statistics in science lessons.
Classification: K19 C39
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